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Do You Ride Motorcycles?

Yes, I ride Dirt and Street
- 3 (7.9%)
Yes, I ride Dirt
- 2 (5.3%)
Yes, I ride Street
- 7 (18.4%)
No, But I Wish I Could
- 11 (28.9%)
No, I have no desire to
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Re: Do You Ride Motorcycles?
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2010, 03:02:59 AM »

I hate to say it but I agree with the Southpark episode http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/251889
Sorry troll, but that only has to do with overly loud Harley riders.  They are making fun of Choppers who think that the louder their bike is the cooler they are, but most riders will disagree with that, and most riders thought that episode of South Park was HILARIOUS, myself included!

So what Kind of bike would you like to ride?  A dirt bike a crotch rocket or a cruiser?  I ride a sport tourer which is kind of a blend of crotch rocket and cruiser leaning on the crotch rocket side.  It's fast but comfy.  My dirt bike is a dual sport that leans towards dirt duty but still rocks on the street.  Just depends on what tires I put on her.
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Re: Do You Ride Motorcycles?
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2010, 12:19:28 PM »

I don't ride but one of my uncles rides a Goldwing
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« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2010, 07:46:53 PM »

Here's for the street riders:

Free PDF of Keith's Code Twist of the Wrist 2
http://www.mediafire.com/?71ynjmmgiuj
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Re: Do You Ride Motorcycles?
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2010, 08:40:46 AM »

I hate to say it but I agree with the Southpark episode http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/251889
Sorry troll, but that only has to do with overly loud Harley riders.  They are making fun of Choppers who think that the louder their bike is the cooler they are, but most riders will disagree with that, and most riders thought that episode of South Park was HILARIOUS, myself included!
I hate loud dirt bikes. One of the reasons I hang on to a 2-stroke. Couldn't hear mine, when I'm actually riding the thing, with my buddy on his 450 4-stroke.
Both are stock.
I also like it because it pisses off environmentalist, mix it richer if it didn't foul the plug.
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« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2010, 03:33:49 PM »

I hate to say it but I agree with the Southpark episode http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/251889
Sorry troll, but that only has to do with overly loud Harley riders.  They are making fun of Choppers who think that the louder their bike is the cooler they are, but most riders will disagree with that, and most riders thought that episode of South Park was HILARIOUS, myself included!
I hate loud dirt bikes. One of the reasons I hang on to a 2-stroke. Couldn't hear mine, when I'm actually riding the thing, with my buddy on his 450 4-stroke.
Both are stock.
I also like it because it pisses off environmentalist, mix it richer if it didn't foul the plug.
Hehe so true.  I miss my old 2-smoke.  I think a KTM 300 or 380 EXC that's plated is the next bike on my list.  I mean, my 4-stroke 400 makes plenty of power and runs great, but it just isn't the same.
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Re: Do You Ride Motorcycles?
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2010, 05:49:48 PM »


Testing the suspension on 03 250exc
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« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2010, 12:52:26 PM »

I saw this add on Craigslist (Comox Valley) and thought it was worth posting for a laugh. I can relate to his comment.    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                                                                                                              I’ve been hunting for a motorcycle here on craigslist for a while now, and I thought I’d share the dumbest things I see in motorcycle ads, and how I interpret them as a buyer.

1. “Please no low ball offers.”
I have no idea what this motorcycle is worth.

2. “I’m think about selling / letting go...”
I have no intention of letting this motorcycle go except for a ridiculous price.

3. “With extras.”
I’ll throw in all the OEM parts I removed to chrome up my last fleeting interest.

4. “Call me as this won't last very long at this price.”
This ad will still be here in 3-4 weeks.

5. Any ad with both “Harley” and “Low miles”.
I think I’ve got this mid-life crisis just about under control.

6. “Not a beginner bike.”
“I scared myself baaaaaad!”

7. “Wife wants it gone.” This has two possible translations:
Has anyone seen my testicles? I think they’re in my wife’s purse next to my opinion.
or
This was an absolutely ridiculous purchase and I have to blame it on someone.

8. “You will never see a ________ in this shape.”
You can barely see where it exploded, or where my kid tried to wash it with rocks.

9. “Locally driven.”
I wanted to go on a road trip, but there wasn’t enough room in the saddle bags for my cosmetics kit.

10. “Lady ridden.”
I got sucked into buying this for a guy I was living with at the time.

11. No picture with the ad - see number 8.

12. “Photos on request.”
I want to waste your time, and mine.

13. “Possession Date:”
I’ve got big plans for this bike that I expect you to wait for.

14. “Great little commuter. Great starter bike.”
I out-grew this bike in two months, so will you.

15. “the price is $_____ firm dont even call unless cash in hand cause it wont be leaving the shop”
Check back in a month when I’ve substantially lowered the price on a bike I was asking waaaay too much for.

16. “this bike was built for show”
Most uncomfortable thing on 2 wheels ever built.

17. “Price reduction”
I was asking for way too much money, but now I’ll settle for just a little bit more than what the bike is actually worth.

18. “My loss is your gain”
I’ve priced this bike to recoup every single cent I spent on it, and I’m hoping I can find someone too lazy to check what it’s worth new.

19. “have no time for it and just cant justify keeping it”
What was I thinking when I bought this?”

20. “Selling my baby”
Prepare to over-pay.

21. “Few available”
Have fun trying to find parts.

22. “no test rides”
You didn’t think I’d let you try my bike before giving me $5600 for it did you?

23. “hate to see it go”
I’m lying, I can’t wait to unload this money pit on someone else.

24. “owner moving got to go”
I’m moving to the tiny town from foot loose. Not only is dancing illegal there, but so are dirt bikes.

25. “Last week available”
Two possible meanings:
I don’t think the bubble gum and crazy glue holding this thing together will last much longer than that.
or
I was pressured into buying this completely impractical bike, and I’m hoping you can be, too.

26. “This bike gets lots of comments.”
Comments like “Is it supposed to smoke like that?” “I think that guys motorcycle has a cat stuck in it.” “Looks like that guy was in an accident with out his helmet.”

27. “Will listen to offers.”
Desperate to unload this bike and trying hard not sound like it.

28. “The bike will be able to view after May 17”
That’s when I expect it out of the shop following a horrible accident.

29. Serious enquiries only please.
I fully expect my phone to be ringing off the hook the minute I publish this ad, so please, don’t waste my time.

For a successful ad:
Please take 10 minutes to see what your bike is worth new. Why would anyone come buy your 2007 V-Star 650 for $7500 when they can get a Brand New 950 for $1000 more?

Critical information that I, the buyer, need to see in your ad:
1. Year, Make, Model.
2. Engine Displacement
3. Known defects
4. Mileage
5. Photos
6. Price


Let me close with what is possibly the dumbest, most ridiculously optomistic ad I have ever seen on craigslist:

"1973 honda SL125 - $6500 (cv)
body and frame is in nice shape, but bike doesn't run. Im not sure what it needs, I just want it out of my shed. will consider trade for a newer quad that is in nice shape.
(picture was taken when I bought the bike in 1995.)"

Awesome, just awesome!
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Re: Do You Ride Motorcycles?
« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2010, 07:18:00 AM »


Testing the suspension on 03 250exc
Sweet bike.  I think it's funny how both dirt riders who posted pics of their bikes both have KTM's.  What kind of suspension is yours rocking?  I have White Power front and rear.  My buddy who only rides Hondas (he's a Honda lover) was shocked and thought I was screwing with him when I said I have White Power forks and rear shock.  He thought it was something racist, especially because it's a bike from Austria.  I started laughing my ass off and told him that it was the brand name and had nothing to do with racism in any way.  He was shocked because he had no idea why I would ride a racist bike lol...  He knows how I refuse to drive German vehicles because of the whole Nazi history behind many of them, but didn't initially see the difference between Austria and Germany.  I had to explain to him the stories of a couple of my Austrian buddies' families before he got it.
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« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2010, 03:36:33 PM »

WP forks and shocks. (Stock) I am a little heavy, so I have them on maximum height and almost all the way stiff. The only modification to the bike is a larger rear sprocket. I replaced the back fender after a overrotation on a Kicker ramp. (broke my tailbone as well but... meh) I actually thought they were built in Canada when I bought it. I would never buy a bike knowingly from a bunch of Nazis!
(Its a Joke. I got a 95 Volkswagen Golf in the driveway. I don't hold things against people for things their grandparents did, all though I do feel the Beetle is a evil car)
I usually choose Japanese bed toy's and cars but I picked the KTM because they came stock with good bars(Renthal) and suspension at the time and wouldn't have to be swapped.
(btw I like the way German cars drive if I need a break from my back busting Nissan. Also the Golf is very simple to work on.. believe it or not.)
My Friends rode jap bikes, a Kawasaki, (Kx450f) and a Suzuki (Rm 250) My bike was a lot more economical and reliable than either one. This actually surprised me.
Just as a aside, my "Made In the USA" Arctic Cat snowmobile has a Suzuki engine. I buy machines based on what I want not where they are made.
My Friend with the 450f had a never ending battle with the shims on the valve system. How reliable are the KTM 4 strokes?
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« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2010, 03:52:06 PM »

Well My KTM has the LC4 400 motor, so it's ultra reliable.  But from what I understand the RFS motors are very reliable too.  I keep reading about how these Hondas need tons and tons of service and vavles and new heads etc. and it's just really shocking to me.  My girlfriend's XR needs almost no service besides oil changes.  Same with my KTM
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« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2010, 04:12:59 PM »

Might be the open racing bikes are maintenance heavy. Mine was also the only enduro of the bunch. The valve seats wore down. Gradually thinner and thinner shims have to be used to keep the valve lash correct. If they are too thick the valves are slightly open before warm-up and the bike would not start.
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« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2010, 10:11:19 AM »





This is by far the best looking, best quality, most functional racing suit for the money IMO.  I think it's awesome looking.  But...  Can I wear it, in public?  It's an F'n superhero costume.

edit: the piping is more subdued in normal lighting and the black isn't as black.  This is more what it looks like in your headlights than at wal-mart.
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« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2011, 03:18:09 PM »

Well I got a KTM 500 2-stroke.  The thing has way too much power for me and I feel like a pussy.  Which is exactly why I bought it.  I'm glad I can finally have another bike that will scare the shit out of me again.  It's a fucking beast.  I took it to the track the other day and got passed by a little girl on an 80 wearing all purple gear.  Because I was being a total pussy.  I finally started getting the hang of the 65 hp powerband kick in and started having fun.  My girlfriend filmed me doing the two biggest jumps at the track while I was goon riding and being a pussy in 4th gear putt putting around at low rpm far away from the insane 1500 rpm 2x hp spike.  God I love this bike.  I just hope I can learn to control it.

http://s1134.photobucket.com/albums/m610/Joelberg/?action=view&current=2011-05-27_15-05-53_653.mp4
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« Reply #58 on: May 28, 2011, 04:43:54 PM »

Wow. :D
I road mine the other day to try and find my dog, sorry no action pics.
The authorities have really cracked down on dirt riders lately here.
I am getting fat.

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« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2011, 12:13:16 AM »

That looks so much fun!!!   I want a dirt bike!   

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